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'Apple Jack' rose Description
'Applejack (shrub, Buck 1962)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Don H
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
23 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: Applejack
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Griffith J. Buck (United States, before 1962).
Introduced in United States by Dr. Griffith J. Buck / Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station in 1973 as 'Applejack'.
Class:
Shrub.  Buck Roses Collection.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink, crimson streaks, stripes, flecks.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Leathery foliage.  
Height of 5' to 10' (150 to 305 cm).  Width of 5' to 7' (150 to 215 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Notes:
Sam Kedem Nursery says Dr. Griffith Buck used this rose in his breeding program as an 'Antifreeze'...
 
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